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April 2012 Agility by Region

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The New York Times (New York, NY) -- Jessica Silver-Greenberg ( is the new Banking Reporter. She arrives from The Wall Street Journal, where she was a Markets Reporter. Nathaniel Popper ( is the newest Business Reporter. He formerly worked at the Los Angeles Times' New York Bureau. Finally, moving from the K.C. Bureau back to NYC is A.G. Sulzberger. He can be contacted at

New York Post (New York, NY) -- Web Editor Erle Norton has left the Post to work at Thomson Reuters Television. Also leaving is Entertainment Reporter Mandy Stadtmiller. Reporter Clemente Lisi ( been promoted to Online Deputy Editor and is on Twitter at

Record & Herald (Hackensack, NJ) -- Mary Firschein has stepped down from her post as Regional Reporter.

Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) -- Nic Corbett has resigned from her position as Acting Education Reporter. She had been covering for Education Reporter Kelly Heyboer, who is still on leave. Bob Considine ( will fill in the position until Heyboer returns from leave in April.

New York Daily News (New York, NY) -- Managing Editor Bob Sapio has left the daily newspaper.

Betabeat - The New York Observer (New York, NY) -- Jessica Roy ( has been hired as a Technology Reporter for the Blog. She will specifically cover Silicon Alley news. Roy's Twitter handle is

WRKS-FM (New York, NY) -- Fred "Bugsy" Buggs ( was hired by Emmis Communications to handle programming. His official title at the Urban Contemporary station is Assistant Program Director. Buggs has been with the company for 18 years, previously with WQHT-FM. He will continue to produce the syndicated "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" as well.

CBS This Morning - CBS Television Network (New York, NY) -- Ms. Sandy Gleysteen has been hired as Senior Producer for this morning program. She will be based in Los Angeles, where she also works as an independent producer. Gleysteen was with rival NBC for more than 20 years.

NY1 News (New York, NY) -- Dan Jacobson ( has worn many hats at NY1. His latest is a promotion to News Director. Although he started in print journalism, he has been in the broadcast news business for many years. At NY1 alone he has held such positions as Assistant News Director, Planning Editor, Political Producer, Executive Producer and now ND. He replaces Ms. Bernie Han, who was also promoted. She is now Vice President/News.

Weight Watchers Magazine (New York, NY) -- Amy Gorin ( has been hired as Senior Editor handling nutrition, weight loss and health. Gorin's resume also includes stops at Health magazine and Parents.

WETM-TV (Elmira, NY) -- Jenelle Tortorella has left the broadcasting industry to begin a career in public relations. She had been an Anchor/Producer/Reporter at WETM.

Reader's Digest (New York, NY) -- Senior Editor Meaghan Cameron and Senior Health Editor Liz Kennedy are no longer with RD. Replacing Cameron is Andrea Au Levitt. There is no direct replacement for Kennedy. The Digest can be followed on Twitter at

Newsweek/Daily Beast (New York, NY) -- Louise Roug Bokkenheuser ( returns to the site as Foreign Editor.

Dow Jones Newswires (New York, NY) -- Matt Jarzemsky ( has transferred to the stocks team at DJ. He was covering the technology industry. Team Editor Bradley Davis ( has been promoted to Assistant News Editor.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY) -- Switching beats at the WSJ are Juliet Chung and John Jannarone. Reporter Chung ( moves from real estate to hedge funds. Jannarone ( switches from a "Heard on the Street" Columnist to Reporter covering the major media companies.

WSJ. (New York, NY) -- Christopher Knutsen ( was named Executive Editor of the publication.

Anderson (New York, NY) -- Associate Producer Jessica Widom is no longer with the show. Anderson can be found on Twitter at

Good Morning America - ABC Television Network (New York, NY) -- Tom Cibrowski ( rises from Executive Producer to Senior Executive Producer of this morning program. He replaces James Goldston, who was also promoted. Goldston has an active Twitter account at

The New Yorker (New York, NY) -- Nicholas Thompson ( is moving over to the online version of the magazine. He is now Web Editor for the site instead of a Senior Editor with the print copy.

Adweek (New York, NY) -- Sam Thielman ( is now a Reporter with this advertising magazine.  His beat includes cable and streaming content. He was previously with Variety and Daily Variety

WNBC-TV (New York, NY) -- Congratulations to Jonathan Vigliotti, who has been hired full-time at this Big Apple station. He had been a freelance reporter here for about six months. Vigliotti ( also had a stint reporting at WPLG-TV in Miami.

Elle (New York, NY) -- Justine Harman ( has been hired as an Assistant Editor at this fashion magazine. She was an Editorial Assistant for People magazine before accepting the position at Elle.

WNYW-TV (New York, NY) -- One departure and one arrival to share here: Political Reporter Dick Brennan is no longer with the station as it chose not to renew his contract. Former WRGB-TV Anchor/Reporter/Producer Teresa Priolo is now freelancing for WNYW.

WIVB-TV (Buffalo, NY) -- Veteran Sports Anchor Paul Peck has left the broadcasting business and accepted a job offer at a financial services company, AXA Advisors. Peck had been with the CBS affiliate for 24 years. He will continue to be the radio voice of the Buffalo Bulls at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

This Old House Magazine (New York, NY) -- Gillian Barth and Amy Roberts are two new hires at this do-it-yourself magazine. Barth ( is an Editorial Assistant and Roberts ( is a Reporter. Meanwhile, Assistant Editor Jennifer Stimpson has left.

HGTV Magazine (New York, NY) -- Former This Old House Staff Editor Jessica Dodell-Feder is now with HGTV. Dodell-Feder ( will be a Senior Associate Editor.

CNN - New York Bureau (New York, NY) -- Michelle Cumbo steps down from her role as Editorial Producer for "Early Start" and "Starting Point". Previously, she served as an Editorial Producer for "American Morning".

Cosmopolitan (New York, NY) -- Carly Cardellino ( has been hired as the Online Beauty and Fashion Editor here. She was Beauty Editor at Shape magazine. You can follow both the magazine and Cardellino on Twitter at and, respectively.

InStyle (New York, NY) -- Johanna Ferreira has replaced Victoria Chan as Beauty Reporter. Ferreira ( was promoted from an intern position. Also promoted were Sheryl George and Shilpa Prabhakar. George ( goes from Beauty Assistant to Assistant Beauty Editor while  Prabhakar ( goes from Fashion Assistant to Assistant Fashion Editor.

W (New York, NY) --  Associate Market Editor Garrett Munce has left the magazine. A replacement has not yet been named. W can be followed on Twitter at

WFLY-FM (Latham, NY) -- Robert Ausfeld's retirement didn't last very  long. Ausfeld had retired this past summer after 38 years in the business. But then he was offered the position of General Manager of Albany Broadcasting Company and he just couldn't stay away. Albany Broadcasting includes six stations, covering all formats from rock to country to oldies to hip-hop to Top 40.

Psychology Today (New York, NY) -- Parents magazine Senior Editor Jane Nussbaum retains her title but moves to this mental health magazine. She can be reached at

Popular Mechanics (New York, NY) -- Associate Editor Harry Sawyers has left the magazine.

Billboard (New York, NY) -- Editor-in-Chief Danyel Smith, Publisher Lisa Ryan Howard and Deputy Editor Louis Hau have all left this music magazine. (New York, NY) -- William Inman replaces Glenn Hall as Editor-in-Chief here. Inman ( was also Editor-in-Chief at Institutional Investor magazine,

Thomson Reuters (New York, NY) -- Olivia Oran ( has joined the wire service as a Capital Markets Reporter. She arrives from TheStreet, where she had been a Technology Reporter. She was also a Reporter for Anatole Kaletsky ( has joined as Columnist. He was previously Editor-at-Large at The Times in the UK.

Vulture - New York Magazine (New York, NY) -- Jessica Grose replaces the departed Willa Paskin as Deputy Editor at this entertainment site. Joining her is Gilbert Cruz, who was signed as a Senior Editor. Story ideas and press releases for the site can be emailed to

Spin Magazine (New York, NY) -- This 26-year-old music magazine is switching from a monthly to a bi-monthly. It is also dropping its circulation from 450,000 to 350,000. On a more positive note, they are improving the website and will provide a large print edition for the hard copy.

Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY) -- Claire Suddath ( has become an Arts and Culture Reporter here. She previously wrote for TIME magazine.

Bloomberg News - New York Bureau (New York, NY) -- Reporter Sarah Frier ( has switched beats from health insurers to technology. Meanwhile, Bloomberg has dismissed Finance Team Editor William Ahearn.

Bloomberg Television (New York, NY) -- Lauren Kornreich ( is no longer an Assignment Editor for the network. However, she remains with the company in a non-editorial position. You can read up on Bloomberg Television at

Fast Company (New York, NY) -- Former Latina Magazine Executive Editor Lori Hoffman ( is now Managing Editor at Fast. She has also worked at VIBE and the now defunct magazine, jane.

Shape Magazine (New York, NY) -- American Media Group Publisher Diane Newman has left the company.
Details (New York, NY) -- Senior Associate Editor, Tyler Graham, who oversaw the Body Section is no longer there. Contributing Editor Jack Wright ( will now oversee the section. Greg Emmanuel ( ) joins as the new Articles Editor. He was Deputy Editor, Features at Star.

Everyday Food/Whole Living Magazine (New York, NY) -- Alison Adler Matz has been named Senior Vice President and Publisher of "Everyday Food" and "Whole Living" magazines. Adler Matz arrives from Fairchild Fashion Media, where she was also a Publisher. In other news, Jolene Bouchon ( has been hired as Online Deputy Editor of Everyday Food. She has also worked on the websites of, SELF and Epicurious.

Time Magazine (New York, NY) -- Former Staff Editor for Fast Company, Dan Macsai, is now the Briefing Editor at Time. Macsai ( can be followed on Twitter at Meanwhile in the Washington, D.C. Bureau of the magazine, Bobby Ghosh ( goes from Deputy International Editor to Editor-at-Large. Ghosh also has a Twitter account. It is 

GQ (New York, NY) -- Fashion Editor Lance Lin is no longer with this men's fashion magazine. GQ can be found on  Twitter at

Town & Country (New York, NY) -- The magazine has named Stellene Vollandes ( as the new Style Director.  She was previously Jewelry and Accessories Director there. Gemma Sieff ( joins as Senior Editor. She previously held the same position at Harper's Magazine.

Harper's Magazine (New York, NY) -- Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn has been hired here as Senior Editor.

YES Network (New York, NY) --  Meredith Marakovits ( will be covering the New York Yankees this season for YES. She is also a Contributor on WFAN-AM. She has worked for SportsNet in New York, Philadelphia and New England.

WUTQ-FM (Utica, NY) -- WUTQ-FM is moving up the dial from 95.5 FM to 100.7 FM. It takes over the frequency recently vacated by Christian CHR WRCK-FM. Roser Communications executives say the move was made in order to expand WUTQ's coverage. The station will still air full hour newscasts from WKTV-TV at 6:00 a.m., noon and 5:00 p.m. It has also hired a new DJ. Taylor Harris (, arriving from a station in Indiana, will handle Midday duties. The morning remains "The Talk of the Town" with Mark Piersma and Frank Elias. 

Law360 (New York, NY) -- Reporter Roxanne Palmer is no longer with the site. But you can follow the site on Twitter at

WBWZ-FM (Poughkeepsie, NY) -- WBWZ-FM 93.3 now has a Rock format. It was previously Adult Contemporary.

Fortune (New York, NY) - The magazine welcomes Ryan Bradley ( as Senior Editor. He was Senior Associate Editor at Popular Science. You can follow Bradley on Twitter at:

Men's Journal (New York, NY) - The new Executive Fashion Director is Randi Siegel ( She was previously Fashion and Retail Director there. Chris McLoughlin ( is the new Publisher. He was previously Associate Publisher at Redbook.

WFAS-FM (Hartsdale, NY) -- Weekend DJ Bobby Farrell switches to Midday DJ at this Adult Contemporary station.

Elle (New York, NY) -- Justine Harmon ( joins as Assistant Editor.

Seventeen (New York, NY) -- The magazine says goodbye to Features Associate Editor Elisa Benson.

The Huffington Post (New York, NY) -- Emily Cohn ( has been named Editor, Money Section.

Glamour (New York, NY) -- Pina Del Percio is no longer Senior Accessories Editor here. Maria Duenas Jacobs ( replaces Del Percio. You can follow Maria on Twitter at:

Essence (New York, NY) -- Nicole Marie Melton ( is the new Online Associate Beauty Editor. You can follow Melton on Twitter at:

Gawker (New York, NY) -- Blogger Rich Juzwiak joins Gawker while Blogger Brian Moylan leaves. Juzwiak ( was previously with The Daily.

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The Washington Post (Washington, DC) -- Former Rocky Mountain News Editor John Temple joins the post on April 30th as Managing Editor. Sara Kehaulani Goo has left her Real Estate Editing and blogging position to join the Pew Research Group.

The Wall Street Journal - Washington Bureau
(Washington, DC) -- Former Politico Media Reporter Keach Hagey ( will now be reporting the media news for WSJ.

The Politico (Arlington, VA) -- Senior Editor Gregg Birnbaum ( was promoted to Deputy Managing Editor.

Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA -- Reporter Natalie Pompilio recently was part of the layoffs at the company.

The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) -- Publisher William Lynett and General Manager James Towner have retired. Former Baltimore City Paper Publisher Don Farley ( takes over the General Manager role.

Philadelphia Weekly (Philadelphia, PA) -- Stephen Segal ( is the new Editor-in-Chief.

The Washington Examiner (Washington,DC) -- Jenny Rogers, formerly of TBD, is the new Co-Columnist of "Yeas and Nays" at The Examiner. She is also on Twitter at:

The New Republic (Washington, DC) -- Chris Hughes ( the Facebook co-Founder joins TNR as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher.

The Washingtonian (Washington,DC) -- Ex-Capitol File Editor Kate Bennett ( is the new Wedding & Style Editor. (Washington, DC) -- Former Stateline Reporter John Gramlich (  is the new Judicial Reporter. Gramlich Tweets here:

Roll Call (Washington, DC) -- John Boyd takes over the transportation reporting duties at RC to become the Editor of the "Executive Briefing". John is on Twitter:

NPR (Washington, DC) -- Former Louisville Public Radio Content Officer Todd Mundt ( joins on as Editorial Director/Digital Services. Mundt tweets here:

WRC-TV (Washington, DC) -- Morning Anchor Joe Krebs retired.

WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh, PA) -- Former KRNV-TV Reporter Andrew Del Greco moves East to join this ABC affiliate.

WBRE-TV (Wilkes-Barre, PA) -- Jim DePury ( has signed on as the News Director.

WTTG-TV (Washington, DC) -- Audrey Barnes signs on the air as a Reporter at this Fox Affiliate. Her tweets are here:

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Network World (Framingham, MA) -- Brandon Butler (, former Senior Staff Writer for Worchester Business Journal, has joined Network World as Staff Writer. You can follow Butler on Twitter at!/bbutlernww

WJAR-TV (Providence, RD) – Molly O’Brien (mo’ will now serve as Traffic Reporter for this NBC affiliate. O’Brien previously held the position as Assignment Reporter for KBMR-TV In Texas.

WVIT-TV (West Hartford, CT) – This NBC affiliate welcomes Audrey Washington ( and Todd Piro ( as Reporters. Washington was previously with WJAR-TV and Piro previously worked for KPSP-TV in California. Brynn Gingras has stepped down as Reporter after two years with the station.

WTIC-TV (Hartford, CT) --  Jennifer Bosworth has resigned from her position as Reporter.

WAAF-FM (Boston, MA) – Patrick Heenehan ( joins WAAF as the new Promotions Director.

WXRV-FM (Haverhill, MA) -- Lisa Garvey has left her position as Midday and Sunday Brunch Host. Carolyn Morrell ( is set to replace Garvey.

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The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) -- Brandon Gee exits his position as Courts Reporter at the daily. Gee had served as a Reporter for the Nashville Business Journal and a Reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

CNN Cable News Network
(Atlanta, GA) -- Former Bloomberg Television Senior Producer Nora Zimmett ( has recently joined CNN. Zimmett will take the role as an Executive Producer for CNN Newsroom Weekend Edition. Bryan Bell ( will also join CNN as Executive Producer of Newsroom for the morning segment.

Spa Magazine (Winter Park, FL) --This publication has shut down. The magazine covered beauty and spa resort vacations. It also featured profiles of private and well-recognized retreats, offering an insider’s look of the spa’s detailed features and how it compared to other competing retreats.

WAGA-TV (Atlanta, GA) -- Paul Milliken ( ) joins the newsroom as Morning Franchise Reporter. Prior to this, Milliken served as a Morning Meteorologist and Traffic Reporter at WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA.

WTVJ-TV (Miramar, FL) -- The station appoints Migdalla Figueroa ( as News Director for the NBC affiliate. She replaces Lane Michaelsen who left the station last month. Currently, Figueroa holds the position as Senior VP of Local Content for NBC’s Telemundo Station Group. Previously, she served as News Director for WSCV-TV in Miami.

WFOR-TV (Doral,FL) -- Rhiannon Ally ( jumps from the Sunshine State to the Big Apple and joins on as Weekday Morning Anchor. Ally comes from WCBS-TV in New York where she served as a Reporter and previously served as a co-host for the syndicated show “Better TV”.

WBTW-TV (Myrtle Beach, SC) -- A round of applause goes to WBTW’s Director of Content David Hart ( for his promotion to General Manager at WRBL-TV in Columbus, GA.  Both stations are CBS affiliates.

WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL) -- The station welcomes Chris Trenkmann ( ) who will now serve as a Multi-media Journalist and Fill-in Anchor.  He previously served as General Assignment Reporter for WKMG-TV in Orlando, FL.

WZEN-TV (Fort Myers, FL) -- Chance Seales ( is now the Weekday Morning Anchor at the station. He recently served as Fill-in Anchor at WZEN.

WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL) -- The station waves goodbye to Jeff Butera ( who exits the station to join WZVN-TV in Fort Myers, FL. Butera will anchor the 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 11:00 p.m. news segments for WZVN. Butera will replace Len Jennings who leaves the station to join KMBC-TV/KCWE-TV in Kansas City.

WFSB-TV (Atlanta,GA) -- Atlanta welcomes home Hena Daniels ( who has returned to the station after two years with WGCL-TV. Daniels began her career at WGCL as a General Assignment Reporter before her promotion as Weekend Anchor in 2008. She later exited the station in 2010 to take a role as Reporter for WGCL. 

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Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL) -- Sadly, Sports Reporter Lacy Banks has passed away. Banks has covered college football, basketball, professional boxing and Chicago professional sports teams for the daily. Dan Mihalopoulos ( has joined the paper as an Investigative News Reporter covering local government. He most recently served as a City Hall and Government Staff Writer for the Chicago News Cooperative. You can follow the paper on Twitter at and Mihalopoulos is available at

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) -- Football Reporter Tony Grossi has left the daily. No replacement has been named for him at this point. You may follow the paper on Twitter at

Modern Healthcare (Chicago, IL) -- Beth Kutscher has joined the publication as a Reporter. Kutscher will cover for-profit hospitals and provider organizations. She will work out of the publication's Brentwood, TN. bureau and in addition serve as a Regional Reporter for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Florida. You may follow Modern Healthcare on Twitter at and Kutscher is available at

Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL) -- Kaitlin Madden ( ( has joined the lifestyle magazine ( as Deputy Editor. Madden comes from, where she served as an Editor.

Northwest Herald (Chicago, IL) -- Former Editor of the Lake County News-Sun, Chris Cashman, has been named Business Editor at the Northwest Herald. He replaces Chris Freeman, who left the paper earlier this month. You may follow the Northwest Herald on Twitter at

Crain’s Chicago Business (Chicago, IL) -- Managing Editor Michael Arndt ( ( has been promoted to Editor of this trade publication (

The Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville, IN) -- Sports Editor Tim Ethridge ( has been promoted to Editor of the daily. Ethridge will replace Mizell Stewart III, who left in January.

WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH) -- Award Winning Reporter and Anchor Kris Pickel will be joining the NBC affiliate station. Pickel will Co-Anchor the evening newscasts with Russ Mitchell ( Assistant News Director Howard Fencl has left the station. Reporter and Anchor Eric Mansfield is also leaving the NBC affiliate in late May 2012. You may follow the station on Twitter at

WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI) -- Investigative Reporter Bill Gallagher has left the FOX station in Detroit. You may follow the station on Twitter at

WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL) -- Anchor/Reporter Alex Perez has been named Correspondent for ABC News - Chicago Bureau. You may follow Perez on Twitter at

WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL) -- Dionne Miller has joined the FOX affiliate as Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter. Miller previously served as a Reporter for FOX Sports Ohio and the Big Ten Network. You may follow WFLD-TV on Twitter at and Miller is available at

WBBM-TV (Chicago, IL) -- Marissa Bailey ( and Brad Edwards ( have joined the CBS station as Reporters. Bailey previously served as a Reporter for WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York. Edwards most recently served as an Investigative Reporter for WISH-TV in Indianapolis. You can follow the station on Twitter at

WLWT-TV (Cincinnati, OH) -- Anchor/Reporter Mike Dardis joins the NBC station from KOMO-TV in Seattle. Dardis will anchor the 5:00 p.m. newscast.

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The Denver Post (Denver, CO) -- Michael Littwin ( ) and Penny Parker were let go from this daily. Both served as Columnists.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) -- Eric Wieffering ( has stepped up to the role of Assistant Managing Editor for News.  He recently served as Business Columnist at this daily.

Minnesota Monthly (Minneapolis, MN) -- Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl ( has left her post as Senior Food Editor. She will serve as Writer for both Mpls. St. Paul magazine and Delta Sky magazine.

Minnesota Meetings + Events (Minneapolis, MN) -- Website Editor Ada Walton ( ) joins this publication, which covers the subjects of conferences, events and exhibitions.

St. James Plaindealer (St. James, MN) -- Reporter Hal Senal comes aboard this weekly. He arrives from the Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger in Lafayette, Minnesota.

WCCO-TV (Minneapolis, MN) -- News Producer Nicole Muehlhausen Look ( joins. She arrives from Bring Me the News, where she served as News and Sports Producer.

KXRM-TV (Colorado Springs, CO) -- Meteorologist Jeff Womack is hired. He arrives from KTVQ-TV in Billings, Montana.

KDVR-TV/KWGN-TV (Denver, CO) -- Natalie Tysdal ( ) is promoted to Weekday Morning Anchor. She will continue as the Co-host of “Everyday” produced by KDVR-TV. Anchor Nick Emmons ( ) joins KDVR-TV as Anchor of “Good Day Colorado.” Anchor Angie Austin has left.

KGAN-TV/KFXA-TV (Cedar Rapids, IA) -- News Director Scott Picken ( ) has left this CBS/Fox affiliate.

KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO) -- Meteorologist Chester Lampkin ( ) is hired. He comes from KRCG-TV, where he served as Chief Meteorologist.

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Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX) -- Robert Wilonsky ( joins the paper as Assistant Digital Managing Editor. Previously he was with the Dallas Observer for more than 20 years. Wilonsky is on Twitter at:

Health (Birmingham, AL) -- Kimberly Goad ( is the new Deputy Editor for the magazine.

225 Magazine (Baton Rouge, LA) -- Ben Leger ( joins the magazine as Assistant Editor.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) -- Assistant Managing Editor Catherine Mallette and Veteran Health Reporter Jan Jarvis are no longer with the paper. Reporter Brian Hernalsteen has left as well. He covered sports and features for the Star-Telegram and the Mansfield News-Mirror. Earlier in March the Austin Bureau of the Star-Telegram closed laying off three full-time Reporters and a Columnist, including Bureau Chief Dave Montgomery.

HousingWire (Dallas, TX) -- Blogger Jessica Huseman ( joins the site as the main contributor to REwired ( Huseman is on Twitter at:

KXAN-TV (Austin, TX) -- Anchor Robert Maxwell joins the station. Previously he was with KTVX-TV. Maxwell is on Twitter at

KHOU-TV (Houston, TX) -- Reporter Malini Basu ( and Weekend Anchor Rekha Muddaraj ( have joined the station.

KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX) -- Several new faces can be seen on the DFW NBC affiliate. Keaton Fox, Christine Lee, Mola Lenghi, Tammy Mutasa, Catherine Ross, Sara Story, Chris Van Horne and Andrew Tanielian have all taken Reporter jobs with KXAS-TV.

KARK-TV (Little Rock, AR) -- Deedra Wilson joins the station as a General Assignment Reporter. She comes from KTAL-TV in Shreveport, LA. Also, News Director Rob Heverling; Assistant News Director Jeff Whatley; and Executive Producer Stephanie Jackson have all left the station for unknown reasons.

WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX) -- "Good Morning Texas" Co-Host Ty Treadway left after just two months with the station. Amy Vanderoef will continue to host the program alone until a replacement has been found. Good Morning Texas is on Twitter at:

KATV-TV (Little Rock, AR) -- "Good Morning Arkansas" Host Pamela Smith is leaving the station to pursue a career in public relations for the Little Rock School District. Smith started at KATV in 1990.

KGSR-FM (Austin, TX) -- Host Bryan Beck announced his retirement from radio after 24 years at the station.

KXII-TV (Sherman, TX) -- This CBS affiliate promoted Matt Griffin ( to News Director. Previously he served as News Assignments Manager there. Griffin replaces Anthony Maisel who left in early March for a position with KTEN-TV.

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Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA) -- Health Writer Shari Roan and Arts & Entertainment Editor Craig Turner are amongst the journalists who were let go during the most recent round of layoffs at the LA Times.

Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA) -- Sports Columnist Randy Youngman and Minority Affairs Columnist Yvette Cabrera have departed from the OC Register. There are no replacements named as yet.

The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA) Jordan Zakarin ( has joind THR as a Staff Writer. Zakarin was previously with The Huffington Post. Follow Zakarin on twitter at,

Pacific Business News (Honolulu, HI) -- Mary Beth Lohman has resigned from her position as Publisher of PBN. Bob Charlet has taken over as the new Publisher.

Associated Press - Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA) Environment Reporter Noaki Schwartz has left AP. Alicia Chang ( has taken over the Environment beat.

KCBS-TV (Studio City, CA) Reporter Kirk Hawkins has accepted an Anchor position with Fox affiliate WCCB-TV in Charlotte, NC and will be parting ways with the CBS affiliate. Follow Hawkins on Twitter at 

KNBC-TV (Burbank, CA) -- Vickie Burns has resigned from her position of Vice President of News. Burns had been with the station since 2010.

KRNV-TV (Reno, NV) Reporter Andrew Del Grego has left the station for a position with WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. Follow Del Grego on Twitter at

KPCC-FM (Pasadena, CA) -- KPCC welcomes Melanie Sill as the station's new Executive Editor. Follow Sill on Twitter at

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Modesto Bee (Modesto, CA) -- Joe Kieta, former Editor at the Ledger-Enquirer, has been hired to run the newsroom as a Senior VP starting in mid-April.

San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA) -- Stephen Buel ( has been named Editor-in-Chief. He was previously the City Editor at the paper, and spent nine years as top editor of the East Bay Express.

Stanford Innovation Review (Stanford, CA) -- Jenifer Morgan has joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review as Digital Editor. She was previously the Editorial Director at Ideal Bite.

Fairbanks Daily News Miner
(Fairbanks, AK) -- Bill Kunerth has been named Publisher. He spent the last nine years with the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello as Publisher. 

KGO-TV (San Francisco, CA) -- Tracey Watkowski ( returns to this ABC affiliate as Vice President of News. She was previously with sister station KFSN-TV in Fresno as News Director.

KTXL-TV (Sacramento, CA) -- Eric Rucker ( is joining as a General Assignment Reporter. Rucker previously worked at WDJT-TV in Milwaukee.

KOVR-TV (Sacramento, CA) -- Shannon Brinias is joining KOVR as the primary Anchor. She comes from KKTV-TV in Colorado Springs where she has spent the past six years as an Anchor.

 KOIN-TV (Portland, OR) -- Anchor Mike Donahue announced that he is retiring from KOIN-TV in May. He has spent his entire 42 year career at the CBS-affiliate in Portland.

KGW-TV (Portland, OR) -- Sally Ramirez ( has been promoted to Assistant News Director. She was previously Executive Producer at the station. 

KTUU-TV (Anchorage, AK) -- Tracy Sabo is moving from CNN to be news director at KTUU.

KOMO-TV (Seattle, WA) -- Mike Dardis, an Anchor/Reporter is moving to WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, where he will be the 5:00 p.m. Anchor.

KXTV-TV (Sacramento, CA) -- Tim Geraghty is leaving this ABC affiliate. He has spent the last three years as News Director. Geraghty is joining Central Florida News 1 as Senior Director of News.

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UOL Mulher (Internet) -- On March 8, in honor of the International Women’s Day, UOL - Universo Online launched UOL Mulher. It covers beauty, home, parenting, marriage, lifestyle, fashion, wellness, etc. For additional information you may visit the website at or contact Editor-in-Chief Simone Capozzi at or Reporter’s Coordinator Daniela Salú at The following journalists are part of the editorial  team: Vladimir Maluf, Barbara Stefanelli, Fernanda Schimidt, Geovanna Morcelli and Daiana Dalfito. You may follow the site on Twitter at and on Facebook at To access it on your cell phone go to

TV Cultura (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) -- Ernesto Hipólito (Studio Director-Metrópolis), Ricardo Ferreira (Production Assistant-Metrópolis), Cadão Volpato (Host-Metrópolis), Sergio Augusto de Castro (Editor-Roda Viva), Eduardo Petrella (Editor-Jornal da Cultura), Vicente Lomonaco (Editor- Grandes Momentos do Esporte) and Valdomiro do Carmo (Production Assistant- Grandes Momentos do Esporte) were part of the layoffs announced on March 6. You may access TV Cultura’s website at and follow it on Twitter at

BBC Brasil (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) -- Executive Editor Caio Quero left to pursue his masters in New York. He may be contacted at, and Replacing him is Maurício Moraes. Rafael Spuldar has moved to Thomson Reuters - Brasil and may be followed at, and Replacing him is Jefferson Puff, former Folha de S.Paulo journalist. You may visit BBC Brasil at For more information email

Portal G1 (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) -- Economy Reporter Ligia Guimarães has left. She has accepted the position of Assistant Editor at Valor Econômico. She may be contacted at or by phone at 11-3767-1194.

Brasil Econômico (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) -- Chrystiane Silva left Editora Abril S.A. and started at this outlet on March 6 as Special Reporter. Her new contact information:, and 11-3320-2044 / 9643-1183.

Época Negócios (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) -- Época Negócios’ website got a new layout in celebration of its 5th anniversary. It is more dynamic, with infographics, photos, videos and gadgets. One new blog has been launched: Fora da Caixa, featuring technology, innovation and curiosities – it may be viewed at The blogger is strategy consultant and author Ricardo Neves ( Check out the magazine’s new layout at and follow it on Twitter at 

O Globo (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) -- Nacional News Reportes Leila Swan and Donizete Costa left the São Paulo Bureau. Replacing them are Thiago Herdy ( and Gustavo Uribe ( Economy Reporter Wagner Gomes also left the São Paulo Bureau. No replacement has been announced. You may contact Mr. Gomes at and 11-9907-0013.

Tribuna da Bahia Online (Salvador, BA, Brazil) -- Manuela Matos has been hired as Editor along with four reporters: Tiago Nunes, Valéria Ibalo, Kelly Hosana and Maíra Côrtes. They may be emailed at or reached by phone at 71-9609-8219.

Correio (Salvador, BA, Brazil) -- We're sorry to announce that retired Sports Reporter José Carlos Mesquita has passed away. He’s last work was at Correio. Our condolences.

TV Cidade (Aracaju, SE, Brazil) -- Katiúza Rios is the new Host at this TV Station. She may be contacted at

Univision - KLXN-45 (Miami, FL) -- Due to some family issues, Anchor Andrea Gomez has decided to resign.

Univision - Noticiero Nacional (Miami, FL) -- After 17 years with the network, Weekend Anchor Martin Berlanga has departed.

ESPN Deportes (New York, NY) –  With the 2012 Summer Olympics around the corner, ESPN Deportes has added Host Jacobo Zabludovsky to its team.

Univision Radio (Las Vegas, NV) -- Rene Morales was named General Manager of Las Vegas radio stations.

Telemundo 52 - KVEA-TV (Burbank, CA) -- Termination notices were handed out in the KVEA newsroom this month. Maria Garcia, Roberto Lacayo, Vicky Gutierrez and
Erika Pino were some of the big names terminated.

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The Canadian Press (Toronto, ON) -- Business Editor John Valorzi retired. Andrew Flynn
has been named as the new Business Editor.

Canadian House & Home/Maison & Demeure (Toronto, ON) -- Food Editor Eric Vellend comes aboard, from the Toronto Star, where he served as Restaurants Columnist. He replaces Amy Rosen.

EcoParent (Toronto, ON) -- This quarterly publication ( will launch in May, covering the raising of children with environmental awareness. Sam Stedman ( will head as Editorial Director.

Globe Style Advisor (Toronto, ON) -- Globe Style Advisor ( has been launched by the Globe and Mail newspaper. Subject matter includes home, fashion, and food. Editor Danny Sinopoli ( will lead the new home and style magazine; published twice a year.

Convivium (Hamilton, ON) -- This is a new public policy journal that covers social issues. Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal is the publisher of this bi-monthly publication. Editor-in-Chief Rev. Raymond de Souza is the point of contact ( it out online at: (

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